Contacts & birthdays

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Commodore

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I've noticed that Outlook 2007 sets reminders on birthdays (at least those that were created after installing 2007). Is there any universal way to turn all of them off? I've had quite a heritage of contacts in here, from around 1997 on. Birthdays of the newly entered ones appear to be categorized and colored (which is fine), and have reminders (which can be annoying). As for the older ones -- I found some of them were duplicated or even moved one day backward or forward (I'm guessing due to some inconsistencies with Pocket Outlook syncing in the first or second version of Windows CE, and the dreaded daylight savings/waste switching), so there is a chance some of them aren't even correct anymore. :S


Is there a relation from the birthday back to the contact entry at all (or is it "create and forget") -- so that removing or changing a contact's birthday reflects the change in the calendar as well (I have the feeling it only creates a duplicate entry)?
 

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Removing reminders is fairly easy using a group by view. Add the Reminder field to a List view, group by it and drag the items with reminders: yes to the Reminder: No group.

Once Contacts create the birthday appointment, its disconnected from it, so changes in the contact will result in a duplicate. If you delete the birthday appointment, outlook shouldn't create a new one unless you edit the contact.
 
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